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The creepiest worldwide theme parks

There's a place where Thorpe Park meets Westworld and if you search a little harder, you can find entertainment dedicated to a rather well-known dictator of the former Soviet Union. You might think we're making this up; we're not. Here are a few of our favourite weird and wonderful theme park desti... Read more

Weird and wonderful facts about Disneyland

The California-based Disneyland Park is the stuff of dreams for kids and adults alike. Not to be confused with Walt Disney World, which is based in Florida, Disneyland Park opened in 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built under Walt Disney's supervision. The park isn't just well-known ... Read more

Disneyland: Why you're never too old

Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Everland - it's all for kids, right? Well that's where you're plain wrong. Theme park resorts are designed to be fun, thrilling and entertaining for people of all ages, which means any adult has every right to enjoy a rollercoaster ride or an encounter with Mickey Mou... Read more

The stupidest things that tourists have ever done on their holidays

Tourists are, by and large, a benign bunch. They may never stand on the right side of the escalators and they're perennially confused by the menu in McDonald's (the Big Macs are smaller in the UK, you're right), but they're mostly friendly, fun people who just want to broaden their horizons and see ... Read more

Valentines Day - Romance Ratings & Survey Results

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Columbus Direct are offering 20% off our Travel Insurance products. Follow this link and 'like' Columbus on Facebook to take advantage of this offer and save today. How do you know when you’ve fulfilled your partner’s true desires on the day you propose? They say ‘yes’... Read more

The best things to do during a family holiday in Florida

With its golden sands, balmy weather and fantastic selection of fun things to do, it's no wonder that Florida is such a popular destination among holidaymakers. Every year, millions of people flock to the Sunshine State to experience its thrilling attractions, but which are the best? We spoke to Fl... Read more

Hot places to jet off to this October

Autumn's finally hit the UK, and if you're chasing the sun, here are some destinations that we recommend.  The Canary Islands: The Canary Islands, found just off the west coast of Africa, must have some of the happiest residents in the world; they've got high temperatures all year long and you're ... Read more

The ultimate guide to Harbin Ice Festival in China

Head to the Harbin Ice Festival for an ultra-cool time. Why should you go? China’s tourism industry has been preparing for increased numbers of visitors for years; Beijing has already been awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The country’s getting ready to up its winter sports game, so if you’re... Read more

Guide to Snowboxx 2016 for skiers and snowboarders

There's no denying it; Snowboxx is the last word in ski and snowboarding chic. What’s the story? Now in its fourth year, Snowboxx has pulled out all the stops; this year revellers can expect a brand new festival village, ultra-secret mountain parties, pool parties with a tropical theme, and park c... Read more

Strangest wine bars around the world

Wine drinkers are like no other kind of enthusiasts, as they embrace every aspect of the process which makes their beloved vino. They are familiar with the grape, where it is grown, the quality of the vineyards and the best vintages. Wine tourism is massive right now, and true aficionados have take... Read more

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